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About BorrowBox

BorrowBox is a free app from Bolinda Publishing where you can borrow a range of e-books and audiobooks that you can access on your mobile device. Titles available include fiction books to uplift, relax to, inspire or simply enjoy. There is also a great range of non-fiction titles to support your wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion, and work-related topics such as leadership, time-management and communication.

Accessibility features

Enjoy stories on the BorrowBox app with accessibility features, including choice of colour paper, font styles and font sizes. The app is also compatible with your mobile device’s screen reader. Accessible anywhere at any time. Listen to audiobooks or read eBooks during your break or whenever your have 5 minutes to refresh and reset.


  • A  selection of 4 themes: original, paper, sepia and night
  • A selection of fonts: Original, Palatino, Times, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, and Dyslexic
  • Change font sizes
  • Advanced options: line spacing, page margins, and text alignment


  • A selection of payback speeds in .25 increments from 0.5 to 3.0 with 1.0 as the standard/ original playback speed

New to BorrowBox - trial of emagazines

For a limited time [until 31st March 2024], you can now get free access to a range of popular e-magazines to support your wellbeing through BorrowBox.  Get inspiration for healthy eating, motivation for keeping active and getting out into your garden or the great outdoors, grow your hobbies and interests or simply keep in the know with current affairs, science,  technology.and sport.

Content includes

  • Current affairs - Metro, Guardian Weekly, The Spectator, Reader's Digest
  • Science and technology - New Scientist, BBC Science Focus, PC Pro
  • Food and recipes - BBC Good Food, Olive, Delicious
  • Health and wellbeing - Men's Health, Women's Health, Top Sante, Psychologies
  • Natural World - BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, Bird Watching, The Great Outdoors
  • Fitness- Runners World, Country Walking, Cycling Plus, Men's Fitness, Women's Fitness
  • Sport- Four, four two, World Soccer, Ruby World, The Cricket Paper
  • Arts and entertainment - Radio Times, Total Film,  BBC Music, Mojo, Amateur Photographer
  • Home and garden- Gardener's World, Ideal Home, Garden Answers, House Beautiful, Your Home and Garden
  • Crafts and hobbies - Who do you think you are, Simply Sewing, Cross Stitcher
  • General interest - Good Housekeeping, Hello, Money Week, BBC History

If you already have the BorrowBox app, browse the epress icon at the bottom of the home screen for a list of titles.Borrow the most recent issue or subscribe to a title (no charge) to automatically receive the latest issue. Back issues  are also included but the extent of back issue access will vary by title. If you need any help please email 

Setting up and using BorrowBox

First, you will need to contact the library with your Library membership number and ask to be added to BorrowBox. We will then send you some instructions on what to do next.

BorrowBox tips

  • We strongly recommend that you download the app via your phone or tablet's app store rather than try and borrow via the website. If you do use the website, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions which is not available on Trust PCs and laptops but you could download on your personal computer.
  • When browsing for titles, don't forget to browse all to see the full range of books on offer.


BorrowBox newsletters will run twice a year - once each in the Spring and Autumn- highlighting new additions to the library and key resources for awareness events.

To sign up, you can select the option during the registration process, or once in the app, select the person icon at the top right hand corner > Account Details > Newsletter > select 'Library'- it will turn green.